St. Cloud State has won five straight games, including a rare sweep at North Dakota last weekend.
The Huskies have scored 18 goals in their last three games, including that pair of wins in Grand Forks, and they head to Oxford second in the NCHC only to Denver with 17 points.
A look at this weekend’s matchup:
WHO: No. 4 St. Cloud State (13-3) at Miami RedHawks (5-9-2).
WHERE: Cady Arena (3,642), Oxford, Ohio.
WHEN: Friday – 7:05 p.m.; Saturday – 5:05 p.m.
ALL-TIME SERIES: St. Cloud State leads, 29-18-4.
STREAMING: NCHC.tv ($).
ST. CLOUD RADIO: Both nights — KNSI-AM (1450), KNSI-FM (99.3), St. Cloud, Minn.
MIAMI RADIO: Friday — WKBV-AM (1490), Richmond, Ind.; Saturday — WMOH-AM (1450), Hamilton, Ohio.
NOTES: St. Cloud State is tied for the sixth-highest scoring clip in Division I at 3.62 per game, and has five skaters averaging at least a point a game.
Up front, Jami Krannila and Grant Cruikshank are tied for the team lead in points with 19 apiece, with Cruikshank — who is with his third team in three years — pacing the Huskies with 12 goals.
Senior Zach Okabe has matched his career high with 11 goals and has 18 points overall, and Toronto draftee Veeti Miettinen is 4-12-16.
On defense, Union transfer Dylan Anhorn has three goals and a team-best 15 assists, and Minnesota Wild second-round pick Jack Peart has a pair of goals and 12 assists for 14 points.
Brendan Bushy, Spencer Meier and Ondrej Trejbal have combined for 13 years of experience on the St. Cloud blueline.
In net, St. Cloud State has matched its offensive prowess, posting a team save percentage of .930.
Dominic Basse, a Colorado College transfer, is 7-1 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage — tops in Division I — and Jaxon Castor has a 2.01 GAA and a save percentage of .925.
Miami has lost 13 of its last 14 games vs. St. Cloud State, including its infamous road meeting last season in when the Huskies outscored the RedHawks, 19-1.
However, MU split the last time these teams met in Oxford during the COVID season. Current RedHawks points leader Matthew Barbolini picked up a pair of assists to lead the RedHawks in points during that 3-2 win.